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Project X debuts new LS (Low Spin) steel shaft

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This past week, the PGA Tour restarted its schedule with the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial, and it was only a matter of time before equipment testing started up too.

Speculation began with Project X teasing a new steel shaft on social media using the popular Wipe it Down Challenge on TikTok—now there’s something I never expected to write in a new equipment piece.

We started asking questions, and now we have all the details to share.

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ProjectX LS shaft

Here is the information directly from True Temper.

“Project X LS started as an engineering concept to create a shaft to best fit the increasingly stronger golfer. The new era of elite-level golfers are stronger, more athletic, and faster than ever, and because of this, they naturally create more launch and spin.

“We tasked our engineers with one thing—to create the lowest launching, lowest spinning steel golf shaft on the market. The result is a shaft that launches a degree lower and spins up to 500 rpm less than its predecessor.

“It features an ultra-stable and stiff design that minimizes spin while providing a tight feel to keep up with even the strongest swingers on Tour. LS also features a unique brushed chrome finish that reduces glare and gives Project X LS a distinct look.”

Specs and availability

The all-new ProjectX LS will be available in Taper sets with the flexes 6.0. 6.5, and 7.0, and will be available mid-July through aftermarket True Temper/Project X dealers.

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Ryan Barath is part of the Digital Content Creation Team for GolfWRX. He hosts the "On Spec" Podcast on the GolfWRX Radio Network which focuses on discussing everything golf, including gear, technology, fitting, and course architecture. He is a club-fitter & master club builder with more than 17 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. He is the former Build Shop Manager & Social Media Coordinator for Modern Golf. He now works independently from his home shop and is a member of advisory panels to a select number of golf equipment manufacturers. You can find Ryan on Twitter and Instagram where he's always willing to chat golf, and share his passion for club building, course architecture and wedge grinding.

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  1. Shawn

    Jun 17, 2020 at 11:11 am

    Didn’t Kim Braly design the project x well before KBS. I find it funny the lowest spin rebar shaft with KBS is the c-taper which is brushed chrome. Hmm.

  2. dat

    Jun 16, 2020 at 10:43 am

    HULK SMASH! 700 yard 7 iron! (4 putts green)

  3. Chip2win

    Jun 15, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    I always thought the PX shaft was pretty stout already. Are there really a lot of players who think it’s too whippy?

    • Jeremy

      Jul 15, 2020 at 4:17 pm

      So what you’re saying is you made a heavier, stouter Px shaft… ?

  4. Bill

    Jun 15, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    I don’t get the obsession with low spin.

    Tiger is one of the best iron players ever and he wants more spin, with weak lofts and a spinny ball.

    • Mower

      Jun 15, 2020 at 7:22 pm

      I don’t either. If anything, I want spin!

    • Travis

      Jun 15, 2020 at 7:44 pm

      I agree. Spin is your friend.

    • Bone dry

      Jun 15, 2020 at 9:25 pm

      Think of it like this, a head designed for more forgiveness typically launches higher and and within more spin. If you can put a shaft in that head that kills the spin for a good player it’s a win win

      • gwelfgulfer

        Jun 15, 2020 at 10:04 pm

        Except this isn’t ‘killing’ spin. Dropping 500 rpm might be something in a driver, but on your 9i approaches… Seems like another thing no one really asked for, yet here it is to save the world… At a well over inflated price given its just steel…

      • Forged MB

        Jun 17, 2020 at 10:17 am

        Actually, the more forgiving game improvement irons will generate less spin and not more. They have a lower CG than a more blade like or typical player’s iron which will create a higher launch with lower spin. Also, the lower CG and hotter faces allow for the stronger lofts that you typically find in these sets which even further reduces spin. It’s a common misconception, but a muscle back design will actually be the highest spin iron all things equal due to it’s higher CG.

    • Cameron

      Jun 16, 2020 at 7:05 am

      Tiger does not swing as fast as Bryson, Cameron champ, Tony finau, Gary woodland, etc.

      And yea, taking my 9 iron spin from 9,500 to 9000 would be a win for very high speed players. Difference between 10 feet of zip vs 15+

      • Brian LaFevre

        Jun 16, 2020 at 9:02 am

        You hit the nail on the head. I would venture to guess it would be for short irons for drop and stop control vs. having a ball spin back too far. Tour players want to know a number and hit it to that number and have it stop. Not have to gauge how much spin a particular lie, slope, green will produce at that moment. Anything to get them closer to that is a win for them.

  5. ddetts

    Jun 15, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    Finally! The return of the brushed chrome finish! Hopefully they’ll offer on the other PX models in the future because I don’t have the speed to swing this new rebar model.

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